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Environment
PDF: Energy Efficiency Issue Brief. Summary Energy efficiency is the ability to maximize energy use via more efficient technologies throughout the electric utility system, as well as for electric customers to minimize their energy use via a variety of tools, technologies, and behaviors. It is one of
Environment
PDF: Federal Efforts to Address Climate Change Issue Brief. Summary For over a decade, Congress and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have sought to address climate change through legislation and regulations. Congressional efforts to move climate legislation failed in 2010 with the Senate’s
Generation
For easy printing, download the U.S. Federal Power Program Issue Brief. Summary The federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) provide millions of Americans served by not-for-profit public power utilities and rural electric cooperatives with cost-based hydroelectric power produced at federal
Generation
PDF: Electricity Generation Fact Sheet. Background Electricity is created from the conversion of a fuel or other source of energy into electrons. This process occurs on a large scale at an electricity generating plant, and on a smaller scale through distributed energy resources. Even with continuing
Generation
Environment
PDF: Hydropower Issue Brief. Summary Hydropower accounts for a significant portion of the nation’s electricity supply and is an abundant source of renewable energy. Because the fuel (water) that turns the turbines to make electricity in a hydroelectric plant is essentially free, the cost of
Electricity Markets
For easy printing, download the Wholesale Electricity Markets and Regional Transmission Organizations Issue Brief. Summary In the U.S., roughly five billion megawatt (MWh) hours of electricity are sold at the wholesale level, i.e., sold to a utility or other entity reselling that energy to